The Last of the Snowkids
I am not positive, but I am fairly sure you are looking at the last of the snowmen for this year. Spring snowmen don't last long, and these are pretty tiny, so melting will be fast! As I came to a turnoff near our road, there sat these five mini-snowmen on the snowbank. My guess is that on our snow day Tuesday, the neighborhood kids were out and about and decided to make some little neighborhood greeters.
But you know, it could just as well have been the neighborhood adults! There is something about snow that makes you a kid again (after the snowblowing, shoveling, cleaning off the car, raking the roof, etc.)! If there is any energy left, you become a kid again. If you are truly a kid at heart, then the metamorphosis is quick, and you do the kid stuff BEFORE the adult stuff while you still have the energy! Snowballs, snowmen, snow angels first, then snow work...then back to a kid as you unload your snow gear and grab a hot drink. Then you go find some heat source and stand close to close to it. My favorite is backing up to the wood stove with hot chocolate in hand feeling the steam rise off me and my drink.
Spring must feel so delicious to the outdoors - everything is melty and steaming as the earth backs up to the sun again.
Soon we'll not have to back up to the wood stove.
The snowmen will all be melted.
We will have all the warmth we need...
and then some.
I hate when it's too hot outside.
I need an ice cream!
Grow up, kid!